I recently got to watch the workers in one of the local Hawaiian clothing
manufacturers roll out and cut fabric to be made into shirts and dresses. Many
manufacturers outsource this part of the process but these guys still do it
in-house so I was eager to observe and learn. Anyways, I parked myself quietly
and watched them roll layer after layer of fabric onto the cutting table before
the cutter took the electric knife and sliced out the dress parts.
For more on the manufacturing process, see
How Hawaiian Dresses and Shirts are Made.